Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bet You Thought You Knew What an Ell is and I bet you have no idea what an ort is or was.

Words fascinate me as much as watching great basketball players perform over the years –I mean that because what, besides words, could be more fascinating than the performances of Elgin Baylor, Dr. J, Jerry West, Michael Jordan and Hot Rod … Continue reading

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83,000 Join Obamacare

Excerpts from West Virginians for Affordable Health Care website. Go here to get the rest of the story: http://www.wvahc.org/newsletters/WVAHCNewsletter_Winter2013.pdfWVAHC.com.   Because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by President Obama—  Almost 83,000 low-income West Virgin­ians … Continue reading

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Books I am reading

The Making Of An Un-American and The Tribes of America by the late Paul Cowan, Paul was a writer for the Village Voice in NYC, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, active in the Committee of Returned Volunteers–a group dedicated to … Continue reading

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A Friend’s Rant

I get a Christmas note from friends who live near Lake Champlain. Here is an excerpt: We usually write what a friend calls “our rant” about here, sharing with you a few things that just flat out bother us. Drones: … Continue reading

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TV Preachers

A TV preacher on sending him your money—“It’s the circumcision of your financial life. It’s like cutting away the excess skin”  Blip from TV as I was channel surfing(God was leading me).

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Personal Violence and War-Mongering America

Another excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA .  I have been within two weeks of publication for about four months.             When Luke and I got home, there was a piece of … Continue reading

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Santa Claus and Jesus

An excerpt for the someday maybe to finally get published my The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA: I think Santa Claus is an ancient custom adopted by Christians mainly because it was embedded in the culture. Maybe it was embedded … Continue reading

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